Conscience and Its Verdicts

Dr. Joseph M. Dunne, PhD

This paper overviews an historical account (Richard Sorabji) and biblical accounts (Andrew Naselli and J. D. Crowley) of the concept of conscience to demonstrate a broad, conceptual compatibility between the two accounts, which can be supported by mature Christian anthropologies but that should not be understood as an account of the necessary and jointly sufficient features for conscience.

The paper concludes by working through a handful of anthropological points, which highlights that conscience and its verdicts possess a sort of dual cognitive-affective nature.

The full-text of the paper is available for FREE by clicking here. The paper is part of an ongoing EPS web project focused on a Philosophy of Theological Anthropology.